#Meatless Mondays + a giveaway

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Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend. You’ve probably seen the hashtag #MeatlessMondays on Twitter and maybe you even participate in them from time to time (or religiously). I had been starting slowly, making an effort to do a meatless dinner for the hubs and myself, but now am paying closer attention to what I also eat for lunch on Mondays. Everyone has different reasons for participating in #MeatlessMonday — mine is that it just makes me pay closer attention to what I’m eating on Mondays and I tend to make healthier decisions when I do that!

SO in honor of #MeatlessMondays — it’s giveaway time!

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Photo courtesy of Nasoya.com

The folks at Nasoya contacted me about trying their TofuPlus — their line of tofu that’s “beefed up” with the nutrients commonly lacking among those actively reducing meat in their diets. I was immediately interested because this was something I struggled with when I followed a vegetarian diet (for four or so years).

I picked up a package of the Extra Firm TofuPlus, as well as a package of their wonton wrappers (found both at SuperTarget) and the first recipe I made was off of the Nasoya website. I tried to pick something that the husband wouldn’t turn his nose up at, so I went with the Parmigiana Tofu. I’m pretty open to eating most things and have been eating tofu for years now, but the husband? Not so much. So you can imagine my surprise when he took his first bite, and then his second, and just kept on eating, barely stopping to breathe. And THEN he went for seconds! I call that a success.

Some other information about Nasoya Tofu:

All Nasoya Tofu is Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified as well as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian/vegan. Replacing just one serving of beef (the size of a medium hamburger) with a serving of Firm TofuPlus or Extra Firm TofuPlus avoids 9 grams of saturated fat and 66 milligrams of cholesterol, while maintaining important B and D Vitamins, and Calcium.

• Available in two varieties: Extra-Firm for a solid, meaty consistency perfect for stir-fry or baking and Firm ideal for scrambling or dips

• Fortified with vitamins B-2, B-6, B-12, Zinc, D-2 and Calcium

• Provides 20 percent of the daily nutritional requirements of the vital nutrients most commonly found in meat

• Low in saturated fat, is a good source of protein, cholesterol-free, USDA Certified Organic, is made with non-GMO whole soybeans, contains 80 calories or less per serving

I’m already looking forward to all of the new recipes to try. While I am limiting my soy intake while pregnant, my doctor said it’s fine to

Now it’s your turn. Want to win two free Nasoya products?  Just leave a comment answering one or both of the following questions:

  • Do you participate in #MeatlessMondays?
  • What’s your favorite way to use tofu?

I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday! This giveaway is limited to US only, as that is where the coupons are valid. There is a store locator on the Nasoya website,www.nasoya.com but you are able to find the product in retailers nationwide.

Disclaimer: I didn’t receive any compensation for this post. I did receive product for free to try. All opinions are my own.

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Author: hyedi

A 20-something on a journey to live a healthy, balanced life.

8 Comments

  1. I don’t eat a ton of tofu, but I have been craving it lately. I usually just bake it but, Parmigiana Tofu is such a good idea! I can’t wait to try it.

  2. I usually do Meatless Mondays as I’ve found it helps set the tone for my week. My favorite way to prepare it is usually in stir fry though I’ve baked it a few times too. And my absolute favorite way to eat it is in Pad Thai.

  3. I usually have at least one meatless day a week, but it isn’t always on Monday. Lately my favorite tofu recipe is tofu pudding with peanut flour and dark cocoa powder.

  4. I am meatless every day and we love tofu most marinated and pan fried!

  5. I am a vegetarian, so Monday is always meatless!
    My favorite ways to use tofu include: sandwiches (tofu egg salads), and stirfrys!

  6. I participate in Meatless Mondays when I remember and have ingredients on hand. As for tofu, I’ve never tried it, but I’d like to give it a fair test!

  7. I do meatless mondays about 5 days a week! When you cook with this tofu do you drain and press out the water? I never do and as long as I use firm it works out great!

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